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Creators of underwater, eco-friendly concrete are finalists in the European Inventor Award

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The inventors of an innovative building material for sea walls are finalists in the European Inventor Award 2022. ECOncrete® founder and CEO, Ido Sella, has been nominated for the award, one of Europe’s most prestigious innovation prizes, alongside late co-founder Shimrit Perkol-Finkel.

Global warming is projected to exceed 1.8°C, according to McKinsey report

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The energy transition continues to gain steam, with oil demand projected to peak in this decade, perhaps as soon as 2025, according to new research by global consultancy firm McKinsey & Company.

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Customisable air pollution alerts now available for monitor series

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The new alerting capabilities are available to users of Zephyr® air quality monitors.

Trade body urges industry to prepare for heat pumps demand

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Electrotechnical and engineering services body ECA is urging the industry to fully engage with Government initiatives to decarbonise heat , including the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), launched this week.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

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Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an undisclosed sum from Avondale Environmental on 10 May.

Data deluge

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More data is becoming available to help with understanding why so much sewage is being spilled in UK rivers, and fascinating efforts are underway to interpret it and present it to the public in an accessible and transparent format.

New heights for CCS

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Danish researchers say they have demonstrated that it is possible to remove most of the carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of a waste incinerator. By demonstrating the viability of the process, a key technology in the fight against climate change is surely awaiting deployment, they suggest.

Global Waste Index 2022 highlights leaders and laggards

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There are still major differences in the amount of waste generated across the world, and how it is disposed, a finding confirmed by a 2022 Global Waste Index compiled by waste management technology firm Sensoneo to mark Global Recycling Day (18 March).

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Danish firm trials turning offshore wind turbine foundations into safe havens for corals

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Artist’s impression of future coral growth potential. A still from the ReCoral explainer video (note: This is not a scientific illustration of the possible scale, species, or size of the corals).

New funding to support growth of Scotland’s bioeconomy

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New funding available from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) aims to help grow Scotland’s bioeconomy. The latest tranche of its innovation fund is now open for proposals.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Water innovation ‘fantasy league’

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An event with a strong track record for selecting technologies that go on to succeed in the water arena, BlueTech Forum (Vancouver, 7-8 June) has selected its first tranche of “innovation showcase” companies.

IoT satellite-based LoRa program and white paper launch

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Consortium to assess the future of packaging waste sorting

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Recycling infrastructure in Europe relies heavily on manual sorting, which contributes to materials not being recycled.

Lighting product design for a circular economy: workshops in April and May

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Recycling expert Recolight’s first training workshop focusing on lighting product design for a circular economy ran in London during April. The course design drew on feedback from the Recolight Circular Economy webinar series.

Turning WEEE into gold: The Royal Mint to build South Wales plant

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The Royal Mint has announced plans to build a “world first” plant in South Wales to recover gold from UK electronic waste.

‘Fantasy league’ reveals future of water innovation

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Event organiser BlueTech Research has announced the first “innovation showcase” companies who will appear at the BlueTech Forum event in Vancouver, Canada, on 7-8 June 2022. These have been selected by its team of research analysts and technology assessors.

Climate and agriculture halve insect populations in some areas, warns UCL study

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Climate change and intensive agricultural land use have already been responsible for a 49% reduction in the number of insects in the most impacted parts of the world, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

EV installation website launched

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Devitech has announced the launch of its new website. “Due to continued expansion in the EV installation market we have now launched a brand-new website for our customers,” said the group.

Pumps group presents circular economy seminar

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The importance of the circular economy to the pump sector comes up for attention in a series of seminars taking place in Brussels in May, organised by trade group Europump.

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Bradford becomes first Yorkshire and Humber council to specify plastic roads

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Bradford Council has worked with waste plastic road company MacRebur to become the first local authority in the region to specify road surfacing material that contains recycled plastic.

Draught-proofing for chimneys picks up Queen’s Award

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Sally Phillips with Herdwick sheep and the Chimney Sheep product. West Cumbrian company Chimney Sheep has picked up a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation for its energy-saving innovation of the same name. What is a Chimney Sheep?

Slow pace of innovation continues to frustrate supply chain, says water industry survey

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A new survey from British Water points to an ongoing lack of innovation uptake by water companies and their delivery partners.

Bexley council launches app-based anti-food-waste campaign

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Household food waste project will see Council partnering with two food waste apps – OLIO & Kitche. The Bexley Household Food Waste Project launched on 2 March and will run through to the summer.

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Q&A: Connecting water technology and its potential impact

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With water undergoing a transformation, industrial end-users are increasingly embedding sustainable solutions within their operations.

Research aims to to save European peatlands from climate change

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Forsinard Pools (image credit: Roxanne Andersen). A five-year, £3.7m research project involving scientists from across the UK and partners across Europe aims to assess the risk that climate change poses to UK peatlands and create the capability to better manage these important ecosystems.

Risk of recycling crisis as UK Government ‘deaf’ to industry concerns about Red Diesel ban

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The body representing Scottish SME resource and waste management operators says recycling services across the country are under threat following the UK Government’s refusal to exempt the sector from today’s cutting of the Red Diesel exemption.

Specialist CHP firms deliver big results for local authority AD plant

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James Thompson is managing director of Gen-C.

€1 million award for app-supported regreening programme

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A project that aims to help farmers restore land and introduce more sustainable methods has secured a €1 million grant from the Dutch National Lottery.

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Nominations for the AEMT Awards are officially open

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The nomination process for the 2022 Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) awards programme is now officially open.

We need stricter MOT tests to eliminate air pollution, says campaign group

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The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ) – a social enterprise – believes it is making progress with its efforts to lobby parliament, and secure a mandatory requirement for diesel filters in road vehicles, thereby cutting particulate polution.

$650 million investment is the biggest so far in direct air capture

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Climeworks unveiled its Orca facility in Iceland in September 2021. Swiss direct air capture (DAC) start-up firm Climeworks announced on 5 April that it has signed an equity round of $650 million (CHF 600 million), an apparent milestone in the financing of the carbon removal industry.

Climate change will reshuffle marine ecosystems in unexpected ways

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Large predatory fish are expected to lag behind temperature shifts due to food-web dynamics (image credit: Gerald Schömbs).

Recycling trade association criticises comments of EA chief on waste exports

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The Recycling Association has criticised the “dangerous language” used by Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan.

Partnership offers route to a greener dram

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An innovative new project is ‘distilling’ residues from Scotland’s famous whisky industry into sustainable, green energy.

Rush to clean energy prompts demand for ammonia analysers

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The global stampede to develop clean energy sources has prompted a demand for ammonia analysers from the developers of engines that will be capable of using ammonia as a fuel.

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Veolia launches biorefinery project to produce CO2-neutral biofuel from pulp production

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The refinery will be partly built into Metsä Fibre’s Äänekoski plant in Finland.

Why and how to visit the Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference 2022

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The Scientific Laboratory Show and Conference will take place on 18 May 2022, hosted and organised by Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), an independent UK supplier of chemicals, laboratory equipment and consumables.

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The health and safety considerations of confined space entry for cleaning terminal storage tanks

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A regular tank cleaning regime cuts cross-contamination risks, safeguards key components and detects structural issues that could trigger catastrophic leaks and spills.

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Net zero logistics is in the pipeline?

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“Zero-emission parcel delivery system” developer Magway launched another round of fund-raising in late February. The approach uses electric-powered linear motor and control technology to carry freight at speed via pipes using magnetic waves.

Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

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An international prize for scientific achievements relevant to forestry has been given to the developers of a system for producing textile fibres from waste wood.

Common houseplants can improve air quality indoors

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Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) was one of the houseplant species appraised in the study (image credit: Bettinaling , CC BY-NC 2.0 license ).

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